Covid-19 Risk Assessment
This Risk Assessment has been carried out following the guidelines from The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC)
Assessment carried out by: Jennie Sykes
Date last assessment was carried out: 26/07/2020
Contamination of the site by guests who are asymptomatic or who develop symptoms while in situ.
Transmission of the virus between guests or between guests and host/contractors/suppliers.
Who is at Risk?
Other guests on site or with subsequent bookings, particularly the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
Cleaning and Maintenance Contractors and their immediate families, particularly if they care for relatives who are elderly or have underlying health conditions.
The wider public locally.
Actions to Control Risk
Anybody who is exhibiting symptoms or who has any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus up to 14 days prior to their booking must follow the Government instruction to self-isolate and follow NHS guidelines. Therefore, they should not arrive on site.
Anybody in one of the vulnerable groups identified by the Government should follow Government advice to self-isolate, they can contact us for help and advice with their booking. They should not arrive on site.
Contractors who are exhibiting symptoms or who have any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus within the previous 14 days should not come on site and they should follow NHS guidelines.
We will ask guests to follow the current guidelines on social distancing. Castle House Farm Cottage has only three cottages, a laundry room and private office/residence. It is relatively easy for guests to avoid contact with each other.
Guests will be asked to follow the current government guidelines in respect of any guests they may have on site.
Guest check in and check out will be contact less, keys will be left in a prearranged location. Guests will be encouraged to contact the owners, site managers by telephone or email, during their stay and asked not to contact in person via the office or farm house unless absolutely necessary.
Guests are advised that there may be restricted opportunities to eat out at this time although many local restaurants are now offering takeaway menus along side the regular takeaways. Food deliveries are available via the local major supermarkets, Sainburys, Tesco, Morrisons, and Asda. Guests should check directly with the supermarkets for availability.
We will provide additional cleaning materials for guests to clean and disinfect their cottage during and at the end of their stay.
Guests are encouraged to sanitise the handles of the doors and controls of the machines before and after use, of the laundry room during their stay. Depending on the level of occupancy, restrictions on the use of the laundry room maybe implemented.
Site management and staff will only enter cottages during a stay if absolutely necessary, for example in the event of failure of a major appliance or key piece of equipment. Minor maintenance jobs will not be complete until the premises are vacated and subsequently cleaned.
Implement Changes to cleaning policy
We always strive to maintain extremely high standards of cleanliness at Castle House Farm Cottages.
For the duration of the Corvid-19 outbreak we have decided to adopt the cleaning practices recommended by The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) https://www.pascuk.co.uk/standards
Our cleaning checklist is here
All hard surfaces will be cleaned and then disinfected, following the manufacturer’s instructions for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectant.
We will pay particular attention to frequently touched areas and surfaces, such as bathrooms, kitchens, door handles,...
We will also reduce the amount of soft furnishings provided, and full linen will not be provided for beds that are not expected to be used.
The cottage will be thoroughly deep cleaned after each occupant.
To Protect our Cleaning Team we will:
Provide appropriate PPE face mask, rubber gloves and plastic aprons.
Ask guests to strip their own beds (whether used or not) and put used linen in bags provided.
Ask guest to bag kitchen laundry and dispose of cleaning cloths.
Ask guests to empty all bins and place tied bags into the external waste bin allocated to their cottage.
This policy will be reviewed monthly until the Government advises that the Covid-19 threat has passed.